ANTIQUE ROSE-CUT DIAMOND 18CT GOLD OUROBOROS SNAKE RING

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    Description 

    A Rare Antique George V 18ct Gold Rose-Cut Diamond Ouroboros Snake Ring

    The head and eyes of the coiled serpent inset with rose-cut diamonds, the principal diamond weighing 0.10ct.

    A stunning example and becoming harder to find nowadays in such good condition.

    While snakes had a been a popular motif in jewellery for many of thousands of years by this point, these pieces were only worn by certain people in certain classes. The Victorian era, and more specifically Prince Albert’s proposal to Queen Victoria, changed all of that.



    In 1840, Prince Albert designed an engagement ring for Queen Victoria that depicted two snakes in an eternal circle. At a time when nature and symbolism had a huge influence on jewellery design, snakes became the eternal symbol of love.

    Item Details 

    Hallmarks: 18ct Gold, London 1933, Maker's mark - JF

    Date: 1933

    Condition: Very good, with general age-related wear, evidence of past resizing to the inside of the band

    The ring band measures 13mm wide

    Ring Size: (Can be resized, please contact us to arrange this)
    UK - M 1/2
    US - 6.5

    Weight - 5.5 grams

    Each gemstone has been professionally tested and verified as per cataloguing by a qualified gemologist.